Hang on kids, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 1

Well, I'm feeling much better than I did yesterday. I won't sugar coat it, it was the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life...and I have given birth! The gas discomfort, the incision pain, the mental aspect of "what the hell did I do" and telling my loved ones to remind me of why I put myself through that. Yeah. That bad. But, in hindsight I think a lot of it was also coming out of the anesthesia. Speaking of anesthesia, I was focused on Fiji when I went under but wound up thinking of my freakin office when waking up...and then almost puked. However, my anesthesiologist did tell me that he didn't think I was his patient because I didn't look like I needed the surgery. I told him I have heard that a lot lately but he hasn't seen me naked yet. :-) But to add insult to injury, my monthly visitor decided yesterday was the perfect day to arrive. Why not knock it all out at once??

Here is a picture of me before all of the agony

So after sipping on water and my fruit drinks that I got from the doctor's office all day/night, I am having my first shake. I had actual hunger pangs this morning so I figured that was a good sign. I am sipping so I #1 eat slower and get into that habit, but also so I don't overdo it. I took some pics of my incisions and have to say they are not that bad. The big one in the middle is where my port is. That is the most painful one too. My belly is SO big from the gas and swelling. It still is today.

I have decided to not be a scale stalker. I can't. I want to see the changes in my body instead of obsessing over a number. That throws too many people off and has me in the past as well (ie. when on WW). I will weigh in at my docs office on Friday and then decide from there how often to face the scale.

Thank you so much all of you for all of the well wishes, messages, texts and phone calls. It means so much to me!

I will leave you with the pillow that they sent me home with from the hospital. My mom, Corey & Austin all signed it and it makes me :-)


  1. Congrats on having the surgery. I can't wait to see how it works for you!!